Izwi - Cato Manor Community Newspaper
Volume 34, April 2000
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Small Business Fair Small Business Fair
to showcase Cato Manor businesses

 

by Mazwi Ngcobo

"Small today, big tomorrow" is the theme for this years Cato Manor Small Business Fair which is scheduled to take place in Wiggins Road opposite the Chesterville cafe bus stop on the 13 and 14 May. The Fair has been scheduled for a weekend to allow full participation by the small business community and local residents, and to ensure that Cato Manor-based businesses have enough chance to showcase their products and services.

The objective of the Fair is to give local businesses an opportunity to exhibit and sell their wares and talents to people from all over the Metropolitan area, and to network with supporting agencies such as banks and business advice centres.


Cato Crest businesswoman, Dudu Mthiyane, proudly shows off her wares.
 
Cato Crest businesswoman, Dudu Mthiyane, proudly shows off her wares.
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Book your stall NOW!!
Business people who are interested in participating in the Fair, can book their stalls according to the following prices:
R 50
R 150
 
R 700
 
 
R 1500
table and two chairs
table, two chairs and a solid wall
3x2m cubicle, two spotlights and a plug point
3x3m cubicle
Booking forms are available at the CMDA offices and Wiggins Library.
Enquiries
Mxolisi@CMDA- (27)(31) 261 6640
Zanele@- (27)(31) 309 7434/3098420
Lindani Mathenjwa@- (27)(31) 264 0553

 

Cato Manor Small Business Fair Steering Committee Members visit a local businessman.
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Zanele Mbokazi of UKHOZI FM fame who now works for Mirror Public Relations, a consulting firm that has been appointed to stage the event, said: "The theme of the exhibition was adopted to encourage small businesses to grow. No small business should stay small forever."

Briefings
A number of briefings have been arranged so that small businesses are kept informed about what is expected of them during the Fair.Training sessions will also be an integral part of the Fair.
The Durban Chamber of Commerce, the Tekwini Business Development Centre and other organisations will be conducting training sessions designed to assist the small business people of Cato Manor. These training sessions are not restricted to business operators only but also members of the public who wish to learn a trick or two about running a business or securing a loan. Cultural items The Fair, which will also include cultural performances by local groups, is open to all types of businesses based in Cato Manor, from the sjambok manufacturer to the smallest spaza owner. Stalls to display merchandise are available from as little as R50 (see table for details). Booking forms are available at the CMDA offices. Invitations to participate in the Business Fair have also been sent to service providers, such as financial institutions. The Small Business Fair is sponsored by the European Union.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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CONTENTS



Focus on small businesses in Cato Manor:

 || Introduction...
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 || Book your stall...
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 || Khayelihle Home
    Improvements...
 || Zamokuhle§s Welding     Works...
 || From Rags To Riches...
 || For The Love Of Kids...
 || Hard Work Pays Off For     Ayob...
 || Lindi's Fashion House...
 || Ntombi's Designer Wear...
 || Siyathuthuka Sewing Club...
 || Phumzile's Linens...
 || Nzama's Concrete     Blockmaking...
 || Sibongile's Flower Power...
 || Mapholoba's Woodwork...
 || Zola's Furniture...
 || Thokozane's Panel Beating     Workshop...
 || Ntonto's Curtain Designs...
 || Lindiwe The Furniture Queen...
 || Mthanti's Steelworks...
Seliyabuya Launches Home Ownership Education...
Farming project takes off...
Savings Clubs enter housing market...
Voice For Labour Only Contractors...
Chesterville pupils expel teachers...
Letters To The Editor...
Off to Australia...
Clermont karateka come out tops...
A school of hope in New Dunbar...
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